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  • Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Consumer Protection) Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    14 Nov 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Communications 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Do Not Call Register Act 2006
    to clarify which party is responsible for making telemarketing calls and sending marketing faxes where third parties are carrying out the marketing activities;
    Telecommunications Act 1997
    to: enable industry codes to be varied; extend the application of the reimbursement scheme for developing consumer-related industry codes to varying these codes; require code developers to publish draft code and draft variations and related public submissions; and make amendments consequent on the new Australian Privacy Principles; and
    Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Services Standards) Act 1999
    to: require the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) scheme to comply with standards determined by the minister; and require independent periodic public reviews of the TIO scheme to be conducted. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Submarine Cable Protection) Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    14 Nov 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Communications 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Telecommunications Act 1997
    in relation to the regulatory regime for the protection of international submarine cables landing in Australia by: ensuring consistency with the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea by modifying the regime’s application, including criminal and civil enforcement options, to foreign ships and nationals in the water beyond Australia’s territorial seas; enabling domestic submarine cables to be brought within the scope of the regime by regulation; providing for a consultation process between the Australian Communications and Media Authority and the Attorney-General’s department on submarine cable installation permit applications; amending the submarine cable installation permit process by removing the requirement to obtain multiple permits, tightening processing timeframes and removing duplicated processes; and amending the operation of the protection zone declaration, revocation and variation processes; and
    Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977
    and
    Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Defence Legislation Amendment (Woomera Prohibited Area) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Defence 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Defence Act 1903
    to establish a framework for the administration of access to the Woomera Prohibited Area (WPA) by: enabling the minister to make the Woomera Prohibited Area Rules to prescribe certain matters, including defining the WPA and the zones to be demarcated within that area; creating a permit system for access and use by non-defence users; introducing offences and penalties for entering the WPA without permission and for failing to comply with a condition of a permit; providing for compensation for any acquisition of property from a person otherwise than on just terms; providing for a cap on compensation payable in respect of loss or damage in the WPA; and validating any declaration or past act under the regulations; and Defence Force Regulations 1952 to update terminology in relation to compensation for acquisition of property. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Australian Education Amendment Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Sep 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Australian Education Act 2013
    to: provide for the establishment of funding programs for schools by regulation; provide the authority for the Commonwealth to make payments for those programs to states and territories for eligible schools; limit capital funding for block grant authorities for 2014; clarify that a debt owed under a funding agreement can be recovered from the authority for a non-government school; provide that certain decisions are reviewable; and correct errors in relation to the calculation of Commonwealth funding entitlements for certain approved authorities; and
    Australian Education (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Act 2013
    to extend the commencement date for improvement planning requirements. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Child Care Measures) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    05 Jun 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    to: maintain the indexation pause on the child care rebate limit at $7500 for three years from 1 July 2014; and maintain the child care benefit income thresholds at the amounts applicable as at 30 June 2014 for three years from 1 July 2014; and
    Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Child Care Budget Measures) Act 2011
    to make a consequential amendment. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Amendment Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 Feb 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011
    in relation to: quality assessments of higher education providers; the delegation of decisions; extending periods of accreditation or registration; the appointment of commissioners; the roles and responsibilities of the Chief Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer; notifying providers of decisions; the scope of ministerial directions; and ministerial approval being required for legislative instruments which determine fees to be charged. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Education Services for Overseas Students Amendment Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    04 Dec 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000
    to: clarify the arrangements for refunds of pre-paid tuition fees by registered providers to overseas students as a result of a default; enable the minister to make a legislative instrument to stipulate the methods of calculation for refunds to students in the case of default for the reason of visa refusal or where there is no written agreement in place; and amend the title of the National Code. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Australian Research Council Amendment Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    14 Nov 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Australian Research Council Act 2001
    to: apply indexation adjustments for existing schemes for the financial years starting 1 July 2013, 2014 and 2015; and set an additional funding cap for the financial year starting 1 July 2016. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Security Legislation Amendment (Strengthening the Job Seeker Compliance Framework) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Sep 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Employment 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to: provide that: from 1 January 2015, where a job seeker’s payment is suspended following a failure to attend an appointment with their employment services provider, it will not be restored until the job seeker attends their next appointment; and from 1 July 2015, if it is determined that a job seeker has no reasonable excuse for missing their first appointment, they will not be back paid for the period of non-compliance; and broaden the existing delegation powers to include regulations or other instruments; and
    Social Security Act 1991
    to exclude certain job seekers aged 55 years or over from certain concessional treatment otherwise available. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Security Legislation Amendment (Increased Employment Participation) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 Feb 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Employment 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to provide that job seekers aged from 18 to 30 years who have been receiving newstart or youth allowance for at least 12 months will be eligible to receive a $2500 tax free payment (the first job commitment bonus) if they remain in gainful work and off income support for a continuous period of at least 12 months, and a further $4000 tax free payment (the second bonus) if they remain in continuous gainful work for an additional 12 months;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to provide that the job commitment bonus is not subject to income tax; and
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to: provide financial assistance through the Relocation Assistance to Take Up a Job program to job seekers receiving newstart, youth allowance or parenting payments; and provide that recipients of relocation assistance who leave employment without a reasonable excuse within six months incur a 26-week non-payment period before becoming eligible to receive unemployment benefits again. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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